Postdoctoral fellowships available at the Fields Institute
Applications are invited for the following Postdoctoral Fellowship positions. Qualified candidates who have recently completed a PhD in a related area of the mathematical sciences are encouraged to apply. The Fields Institute is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities.
Applicants seeking postdoctoral fellowships funded by other agencies (such as NSERC or international fellowships) are encouraged to request the Fields Institute as their proposed location of tenure, and should contact the Fields Institute Directorate to arrange for an invitation.
Six-month fellowships with a competitive stipend are awarded for participation in one of the Institute's major thematic programs. Typically, six to eight FPDFs are awarded for each program. These fellowships are normally offered in conjunction with an Affiliate or Principal Sponsoring University, through which a further period of support may be possible. Applicants must indicate the program in which they want to participate on the cover sheet of their application, and include the names of faculty members at Affiliate or Principal Sponsoring Universities who may be appropriate supervisors. Candidates are also encouraged to apply directly to the Institute's Affiliate or Principal Sponsoring Universities.
One of the Fields Postdoctoral Fellows associated with each of the Institute's major thematic programs will be awarded the prestigious Jerrold E. Marsden Postdoctoral Fellowship with an enhanced stipend. No separate application is required. Nominations for these fellowships are made by thematic program organizers directly to the Fields Institute Directorate.
Two-year fellowships with an annual stipend of \$50,000. Two to three new FOPDFs are awarded each year, typically in connection with a major thematic program although this is not a requirement. These prestigious fellowships involve a six-month period at the Fields Institute and an eighteen-month period at one or more of the Institute's Principal Sponsoring Universities. A FOPDF may be renewable for a third year upon request from the supervisor pending approval by the Fields Institute Directorate. FOPDF have no teaching requirements, but fellows are permitted to teach a single one-semester course per year for an extra stipend. No separate application is required. Nominations for these fellowships are made by thematic program organizers, or other potential supervisors, directly to the Fields Institute Directorate.
One-year postdoctoral fellowships awarded jointly by the Fields Institute and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. This is a unique opportunity for new and recent PhDs who are African nationals working in areas of mathematical sciences or fundamental theoretical physics. The goal is to support the careers of young researchers who have a commitment to advance science in Africa. While research interests for the selected fellow may dictate either Perimeter or Fields as a home institute, they will be encouraged to spend time at both institutes.